Part holiday card, part “death star” homage, this year’s collection of kid pics was initially inspired by zero g's popular "Star Wars" collage.

I started out messing around with some of last year's pics and pulling groups of them together. I didn't want the resolution to be limiting and before long had stitched together about 150 images in a huge 6x6 mosaic using about active 75 layers. (No offense intended to the friends/family diminished and/or skewed near the edges of the sphere.)

The ultraviolet image of the Sun comes from the TRACE Observatory. The Earth was downloaded from NASA’s spectacular Blue Marble mosaic. The sphere effect results from a simple Adobe CS3/photoshop filter.

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  1. Fractal Artist 89 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! Now, can you put a hook on it and hang it on your cosmic tree? :-)

    Thanks for sharing your CHRISTMAS 2007 Photos :)

  2. lisaschafferphoto 89 months ago | reply

    so cool. Very creative.

  3. Beautiful Fairy 89 months ago | reply

    Oh, wow - I absolutely LOVE this!! Awesome work!

  4. woodleywonderworks 89 months ago | reply

    Love that glitter. Yesterday, I saw that the CIA had a very similar apporach to their mosaic which mae rei question my whole strategy.

  5. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 89 months ago | reply

    Please join and share this with COLLAGES group. If you are agreeable to our rules, we'd love to have you sharing in our community :)

  6. Seton Droppers 89 months ago | reply

    Love this! Well done.

  7. zero g 89 months ago | reply

    So glad to have inspired this beaut ornament!

    In Star Wars context it's very much like the Death Star! ;)

    Which reminds me of the chorus of "We Three Kings Of Orient Are"...or my version at least!

    "Death Star thunders, Death Star fights
    Death Star lasers take big bites
    Grand Moff leading, Rebels bleeding
    Lighting up the stellar nights."

  8. OakleyOriginals 89 months ago | reply

    2007 Christmas card of the YEAR!!!! Congratulations on your masterpiece.

  9. CHARMERS•*´¨`♥ 89 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called CHILDREN's MOSAICS & BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  10. CHARMERS•*´¨`♥ 89 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called These are a few of My Favorite Things 2007/2008, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  11. OrangeMongol 87 months ago | reply

    great image. I'd love to know how you did it. Was the whole image sphere created with a Photoshop filter or just the curvature?

  12. jessicaaaaaaaaaaaa 86 months ago | reply

    hi is it possible for u to email me? got some queries regarding this picture :)

    thanks! jessica

  13. deadlyartichoke 85 months ago | reply

    Really like this idea it looks great!

  14. NathalieC2011 77 months ago | reply

    happy new yr 2009!!!

  15. Aqua Form 76 months ago | reply

    that is one original card//// good job!

  16. alliefelt 71 months ago | reply

    this is SO incredibly creative

  17. lucymac 66 months ago | reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this photo! It will soon be posted, with credit and a link at our new site, at Positive Attitude Quotes

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